Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
Under the direction of the Social Services Director this position will provide assessments and mental health treatment, including crisis management and therapy for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clients and their family members in the Torres Martinez Tribal TANF (TM TANF) Program. Position will also be responsible to obtain a social and developmental history of the client, assess mental status. Additionally, will make a diagnosis and create a treatment plan and recommendations. This position will also serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment for TM TANF clients. Successful candidate must have knowledge of psychological principles including test construction, administration and evaluation; Group and individual psychotherapy methods and concepts. Record-keeping techniques: laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities; Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; Health and safety regulations: Excellent internal and external customer service, high ethical standards and behavior. Cultural awareness and sensitivity: American Indian culture and experience working with American Indian communities. Must have the ability to uphold and maintain all principles of confidentiality and patient care. Provide assessments and determine proper psychotherapeutic methods. Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare and social services industry. Conduct group psychotherapy including complex interpersonal skills. Compile and verify data and prepare reports. Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Operate a computer and other standard office equipment; to meet schedules and timelines. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Work with people from diverse cultures, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and must always maintain cultural sensitivity.
This position requires driving in performance of duties and therefore requires possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the Tribe’s auto insurance policy throughout employment.
This position has duties and responsibilities that require regular contact with or control over Indian children and is therefore subject to the background investigative process to comply with PL 101-630.
Education and or/ Experience, Requirements: Any combination equivalent to: Master’s Degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited college or university. Degree must be eligible for registration with California Board of Behavioral Science; and three years, post-license, clinical experience in a culturally diverse, community-based counseling setting, preferably in a substance abuse setting and/or with co-occurring disorders. Other requirements: CA State license as an MFT, LCSW, or LPCC required; if out of state licensed, then must be able to obtain CA license within 6 months of employment; certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor preferable; Responsible to maintain valid licensure and for ensuring timely completion of appropriate Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for renewal of license. Provide documentation of professional liability insurance (and maintain continuously throughout employment).
All positions require applicant be at least 18 years of age. To learn more detailed information about the position duties and requirements, please contact Human Resources at (760) 397-0300 ext. 1160. Those selected for a position are subject to a background investigation, drug screening and possible participation in the DMV Pull Program. References will be checked.